Over the past 20 years, Bath Philharmonia has become one of the largest and most respected professional orchestras in the South West. With a vision of making high-quality orchestral music accessible to the local community and communities in the South West, they have programmed a diverse range of concerts and events to reflect the demands and needs of the community in the twenty-first century.
Their continuing commitment to excellence has led Bath Philharmonia to collaborate with some of the world’s finest musicians including Renee Fleming, Sir Willard White, Stephen Hough, Nicola Benedetti, Peter Donohoe, Benjamin Grovesnor, Sumi Jo, Tasmin Little, Jennifer Pike, Sophie Bevan and Paul McCreesh.
Bath Philharmonia have performed at many festivals and venues throughout the South West including the Bath International Music Festival, Bath Mozartfest, Fishguard International Festival, Frome Festival, Beaminster Festival, Wiltshire Music Centre, Colston Hall, Cooper Hall and the Hall for Cornwall. From their annual Christmas family productions to Britten Operas through to Korngold Concertos and onto contemporary international composition prizes in collaboration with Faber Publishing, their approach to repertoire is purposefully eclectic and inclusive.
Bath Philharmonia’s learning and participation team, Music in Action, has an impressive portfolio, working with many schools, music hubs, festivals and venues throughout the South West.